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Two new stores for town's shopping centre

Royal Victoria Place

12 September 2017

One of Kent’s biggest shopping centres has welcomed a world renowned candle maker while a huge British retailer is also set to open later this year.

Fuel thief jailed following high speed police chase

Harry Kerwick was jailed for three years and six months.

11 September 2017

A fuel thief who led police on a high speed chase and crashed into other cars as he tried to evade arrest has been jailed.

Two pedestrians die in crash

Emergency services were called. Stock image

11 September 2017

Two people have died after a car hit a group of walkers.


Escape to the country

Serena Henderson from Kent Cider Company at Belmont House last year with a tawny owl Picture: Barry Duffield

08 September 2017

Go back to nature with our pick of the best rural events across the county this weekend.

Foreign expansion boosts Crimson Tide

Crimson Tide makes mobile scheduling software mpro5

07 September 2017

A mobile-working software developer pushed revenues past the £1m barrier in the first half of the year as it boosted marketing spending.

T-Rex rapper on climate mission

Miss Baines raps to a child

07 September 2017

A rapping dinosaur is hoping to raise awareness of climate change as she performs on the streets of west Kent.


'Terrible waste' as ex-university student jailed for drug dealing

Jay Boyd was jailed for drug dealing. Picture: Kent Police

06 September 2017

A former straight As grammar school student is behind bars after admitting turning to a life as a drug dealer.


Offices in Victorian country manor

Businesses can move into new offices in Salomons Estate near Tunbridge Wells

06 September 2017

A Grade II listed estate has become a new home for businesses in the county.

Small wonders and mighty models

The Southern Model Show at Headcorn Aerodrome

05 September 2017

Are you an avid aviation spotter or a model military devotee? Then there’s a mighty weekend in store for you at the Southern Model Show

Alleged rapist's internet searches revealed

One of the alleged incidents happened in woodland in Harmony Street, Rusthall

05 September 2017

A teenager accused of a series of rapes made internet searches for videos of women being forced against their will, a court heard.

20-year-old charged with drugs offences

Bag of heroin, stock picture. Thinkstock Image Library

05 September 2017

A 20-year-old has been charged with possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply after police executed a search warrant.

Gas cloud likely came from ship

The area around Beachy Head had to be evacuated after a chemical haze swept in from the sea. Picture credit: Kyle Crickmore @Kyle_Crickmore

04 September 2017

A gas cloud which enveloped large swathes of the coast over the bank holiday likely came from a ship, police have said.


Dozens die waiting for transplants

Blood and transplant nurse, Marc Coe, with empty transplant boxes showing missed opportunities

04 September 2017

Statistics released today show more than 130 people have died in the last 10 years waiting for life-saving organ donations.


Strictly Craig

Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood Picture: BBC

03 September 2017

Loveable baddie Craig Revel Horwood talks dream Strictly contestants and bring (brutally) honest as he brings his show Son of a Preacher Man, to Kent.

Reggae festival music 'too loud'

Residents have complained the music at One Love is too loud

02 September 2017

Residents have complained about the volume of music from a festival celebrating its 10th anniversary.


Teenager charged with murder

Jordon Wright. Picture: Met Police

02 September 2017

A 19-year-old has appeared in court charged with the murder of a teenager in April.

Huge mob attacked police with bottles and beer cans

Police were attacked when they began confiscating alcohol from underage drinkers

01 September 2017

Two officers feared for their safety as they confiscated alcohol from underage drinkers at a cricket ground.


Pensioner seriously injured in pile-up

Emergency services were called. Stock image

01 September 2017

A pensioner has been seriously injured in a four-car pile-up.


Man charged with racially abusing woman

Stock image

01 September 2017

A man's been charged with hurling racist abuse at a woman.

Brexit backlash will make apprentices vital

Carys Morgan, left, picks up her A-level results with May Oney at Valley Park secondary school in Maidstone

01 September 2017

Apprenticeships are more important than ever to fill the gap left behind by EU workers after Brexit, say college leaders.

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